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Are there alternative treatments for typhus?

While you may be able to use other remedies to ease the symptoms of typhus, you still need an antibiotic to kill the bacteria. Alternative treatments could help alleviate discomfort from a fever, cough, or digestive problem associated with typhus, but alternative treatments cannot be counted on to rid yourself of an infection. Be sure to follow your doctor's guidelines for an antibiotic regimen.

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